FAQ

Are you a parent or family member with questions about your child’s behavior or development? Are you a health care professional, school counselor or social worker seeking more information? Positive Outcomes maintains a detailed list of answers to frequently asked question, and we invite you to review this information. Please note: the FAQ is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used for diagnostic purposes.

FAQ Sections (click below to navigate):

 

 

Parents/Families

Q: How do I get started?

A: Contact Positive Outcomes via phone and email:
Dustin Holcomb (970) 219-9089,  dustin@positiveoutcomesllc.com
Dr. Jenn Holcomb  jenn@positiveoutcomesllc.com

Or email us at info@positiveoutcomesllc.com to schedule you free initial 30 minute consultation. During the consultation you and your therapist will discuss all the questions you have regarding your individual needs and determine how your individual therapy services will be delivered.

Q: Where are you located?

A: 1935 Dominion Way, Suite 101

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

ABA/Autism Services
Q: Will there be an initial assessment?

A: Yes. Assessments will be determined after your initial consultation and will be individualized to meet the client’s needs.

Q: How is a treatment plan determined?

A: A treatment plan will be developed and based on assessments that are both direct (direct observation) and indirect in nature (client/parent/teacher interviews).

Q: What will ABA home-based services look like?

A: Getting Started ABA Home Programming:

  1. Free initial 30 minute consultation
  2. Assessment
    1. Social Validity questionnaire to determine the extent to which potential target behaviors are appropriate, intervention procedures are acceptable by those involved in implementation, and the extent in which changes in the target behavior will result in positive collateral effects in other behaviors (Cooper, Herron, & Heward, 2007).
    2. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    3. ABLLS-R /VB-MAPP/AFLS (focus on elements of verbal behavior)
    4. Social skills assessments/ratings
    5. Family History
    6. Preference Assessment to identify strong motivators
  3. Home Program Design
    1. Language development based programming (Intensive Teaching/Discrete Trial)
    2. Naturalistic teaching methods (Pivotal Response Treatment, Incidental Teaching, Social Skills Teaching, Peer-Mediated Strategies).
    3. Family coaching and support.
  4. Positive Behavior Support Plan Development that is linked to FBA data
  5. Parent Coaching and Support
Mental Health Services for Children/Adolescents
Q: What do Mental Health Services look like for Children and Adolescents?

A: For Children/Adolescents:

  1. Free initial 30 minute consultation
  2. Assessment
    1. Child, Parent, Teacher interviews
    2. Family history
    3. Behavioral observations (across setting)
    4. Standardized questionnaires
  3. Therapeutic Goal setting/Treatment Plan
  4. Sessions
  5. Parental management therapy/Family therapy
  6. Ongoing progress monitoring through the use of psychological instruments and measured by real-life changes
Q: What do mental health services look like for adults?

A: For Adults:

  1. Free initial 30 minute consultation
  2. Assessment
    1. Family history
    2. Standardized questionnaires
    3. Psychological instruments
  3. Therapeutic Goal Setting/Treatment Plan
  4. Sessions
  5. Ongoing progress monitoring through the use of psychological instruments and measured by real-life changes
Social Skills (Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators)
Q: What do social skills services look like?

A: Social Skills Services:

  1. Free initial 30 minute consultation
  2. Assessment
    1. Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS)
    2. Child, Parent, Teacher interviews
    3. Observations across settings
  3. Social Skills Program Design
    1. Individual
    2. Group
    3. Individual and Group
  4. Parent Coaching and Support
  5. Ongoing progress monitoring
Q: How long are the sessions?

A: A traditional therapy hour for children and adolescents is scheduled to last 50 minutes.

Q: How are parents involved in the treatment process?

A: Parents are required to participate in the therapeutic process for their children. While the weekly individual session my only include the therapist and the child, parents will meet with the therapist and the child to discuss progress. Parent meetings may be separate from the weekly therapy appointments or they may occur during one of the preplanned sessions. The purpose for these meeting is to insure that parents and children are working together to foster a relationship that will allow the child to succeed after therapy is complete.

Q: Does Positive Outcomes have a cancellation policy?

A: All cancellations should be done 24-hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Please call 970-327-7191 to reschedule.

Should an emergency arise that prevents your doing so, we ask that you call us as soon as possible to let us know. If we are able to reschedule your appointment for some point later in the week, you will not be charged an additional fee.

If, however, we are unable to fit you in or you do not give us advanced notification, you will be charged half of your full session fee for the missed appointment.

Q: What are Positive Outcomes’ fees for services?

A: Positive Outcomes currently accepts cash and checks for services and will be accepting credit cards soon. We are also in the process of joining certain insurance companies. Our goal is to provide families and individuals with affordable services. To do this we work off of a sliding fee scale which is based off of family’s income and number of people in the home. To learn more about the sliding fee scale or to find out if we accept your insurance please call us at (970) 372-7191 or email us at info@postiveoutcomesllc.com.

Q: Will Positive Outcomes assist with my child’s school services?

A: Yes, Positive Outcomes not only provides families with support in the home, but also assists in coordinating services between home and school. We firmly believe in working collaboratively with schools in order to ensure children are supported across settings.

The following are the specific school services offered:

  • Data collection systems that “fit” the school environment.
  • Principles and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS)
  • Social Skills Development
  • School-Based Models for supporting FBA/PBSP
  • Technical adequacy assessment and measures for individual or district wide FBAs/PBSPs.
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Team Building and Collaboration
Insurance and Payment Information
Q: Does Positive Outcomes accept insurance?

A: One of our goals is to provide affordable services to all families and individuals. At this time Positive Outcomes is working towards becoming providers for various insurance companies. Until this process is completed Positive Outcomes is currently accepting cash and checks for services. To find out more about are fees and sliding fee scale please call us at (970) 219-9089 or email us at info@positiveoutcomesllc.com.

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Professionals

**Transdisciplinary Approach to supporting Children and Families is central to services provided by Positive Outcomes.

Schools
Q: Does Positive Outcomes provide training and support for teachers?

A: Yes, Positive Outcomes provides training, coaching, and support for teachers and administration in the following areas:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis – principles, techniques and procedures
  • Intensive Teaching (IT) focused on improving language and social skills development utilizing errorless teaching technique.
  • Measurement and Data collection systems that “fit” the school environment.
  • Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS)
  • Social Skills Development
  • School-Based Models for supporting FBA/PBSP
  • Technical adequacy assessment and measures for individual or district wide FBAs/PBSPs.
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Team Building and Collaboration
Q: Does Positive Outcomes provide direct support for behavioral concerns at school?

A: Yes, we assist schools in providing individualized student supports by providing the following:

  • Assist with conducting functional behavior assessment (FBA).
  • Assist with the development of individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs) that are directly linked to FBA data.
  • Provide technical adequacy scores for both FBA and PBSP using a scoring rubric as well as provide feedback that is based on core elements of a technically sound FBA/PBSP.
  • Program Design, Development and Implementation
  • Individual Educational Plan (IEP) development. More specifically, assist with defining targets to ensure measurability and in designing measurements systems that are based on appropriate behavioral dimensions.
Collaboration with Community Professionals (OT, SLP, Physicians, and Psychologists):
Q: How can Positive Outcomes help me to further support my clients as service provider?

A: Positive Outcomes supports community professionals through the following:

  • Supporting treatment goals intervention across disciplines to ensure fidelity of implementation.
  • Collaborating to ensure that goals are supportive in nature.
  • Communicating with providers regarding progress toward goals that involve data collection and reporting.
  • Monitoring effectiveness of interventions across multiple environments.

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